the final day of RIDETZ 2012 – a short five hour day that brought us to the mkoma bay beach in pangani (pangani was where slaves and ivory were shipped out on the swahili dhows to the wider world). the riders biked about 400 miles, from kilimanjaro to the indian ocean, in 10 days. pretty damn awesome!
there were plenty of dogs roaming around TZ. seeing a dog on a leash was very rare.
on a few occasions, we put the landcruiser top up and i shot through the roof. and i had plenty of bruises to show for it, as i bounced around while driving on the bumpy dirt roads.
traveling through paved streets in the city.
and more chapatis, soup and tea.
this guy followed the bikers for the longest time, proudly cheering as he rode past all the village spectators.
we saw quite a few children riding bikes, but never on a child-sized bike. most of the time, they could barely reach the pedals.
barry with the crew, who worked so hard setting up our camp day after day.
making it up the last big hill before riding into the resort at mkoma bay beach.
and finally…THEY MADE IT!!
a dhow sailing by, viewed from the patio of mkomo bay tented lodge, where we stayed.
i can never thank the foundation for tomorrow enough, for giving me this most-amazing and life-changing opportunity!!! so can’t wait until RIDETZ 2014. one way or another, i will be there!